Linea 2012-2014 T-Jet Emotion Review
Fiat Linea Sedan is considered as one of the most elegant sedans in the country. The company had first launched this sedan, Fiat Linea T Jet in year 2009 and had stopped its production later. The company has re-launched this sedan again in a couple of variants, out of which the top end variant is Fiat Linea T Jet Emotion . This premium sedan is compliant with all the norms of Bharat Stage IV, which makes gives out lesser emissions. The drive train of this stunning sedan is a power packed 1.4-litre power plant, which is skillfully coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission gear box. The fuel efficiency of this luxury sedan is also very good with an exceptional pickup and acceleration coupled with efficient handling and maneuverability. Some of the most exciting comfort features that are included in the Fiat Linea T Jet Emotion premium sedan are ‘Follow Me Home’ head lamps, rear AC vents, keyless entry with a desmodronic key, automatic climate control, power steering mounted control buttons for audio as well as the Blue and Me along with a numerous such exciting features, which will definitely entice the customers. Apart from these convenience features, this Fiat Linea T Jet Plus also includes safety and protective features like FPS (fire prevention system), double crank protection, ABS with EBD along with dual front airbags and many other such protective features for the passengers as well as for this gorgeous sedan.
The exteriors of this sedan are extremely arresting and will without a doubt entice the buyers into purchasing it. There quite a lot of chrome used on the exteriors of this sedan, which is makes it look spectacular and very arresting. The front fascia of this Fiat Linea T Jet Emotion trim is done up meticulously and is incredible with a chrome accentuated large front radiator grille. This radiator grille is surrounded with a big head light cluster that has been fitted with high intensity dual parabola lamps and also has side turn blinkers integrated in it as well. On the other hand, the body colored front bumper has been fitted with a pair of round shaped vivid fog lamps as well. The sides of this elegant sedan have been bestowed with some remarkable features such as a pair of compactly designed body colored outside rear view mirrors. The neatly carved out wheel arches have been housed with a set of exclusive 16 inch light alloy wheels, which are covered with radial tubeless tyres of size 205/55 R16. The rear end of this Fiat Linea T Jet Emotion gets a big luggage compartment with a smooth and curvy boot lid with a large wind shield, while the top of this sedan has a newly designed roof antenna.
The interiors of this top class sedan, Fiat Linea T Jet Emotion are very enticing with lavish seats, which have been covered with high quality premium leather upholstery. The seating arrangement is very fulsome with comfy seats that have good lumbar support. The inside plastic as well as other surfaces are done up very nicely with first rate materials, which are giving this sedan a cultured look. There are quite a number of storage spaces in this luxury sedan with a large glove box, bottle holders along with map pockets behind the front seats, cup holders and a sun glass holder along with both driver and front passenger side sun visor, which adds to the usefulness of the interiors. The dual tone soft dash board is very smooth and has the central console, which has the advanced audio system as well as the air conditioner operating controls. The instrument cluster is radiant with pertinent back lighting and more than a few notification lamps, which assists the driver with up to date information. The steering wheel is wrapped in high quality leather upholstery along with the gear shift lever as well as the hand brake, which gives a sophisticated look to the insides of this sedan.
Engine and Performance:
This performance packed sedan, Fiat Linea T Jet Emotion is equipped with a 1.4-litre DOHC (dual over head cam shaft) based power plant with 4-cylinders, which has 16-valves in it. This 1368cc power packed motor has the capacity to generate a maximum power output of 111.72bhp at 5000rpm in combination with a peak torque output of 207Nm at 2200rpm. This performance packed engine has been cleverly mated with a smooth and proficient 5-speed manual transmission gear box. The company asserts that this luxurious and power packed sedan has the capability to produce a healthy mileage of 15.7 kmpl, which is when driven under standard driving conditions. This mileage has been tested as per the central motor vehicle rules, which means it’s quite realistic.
Braking and Handling:
This enigmatic sedan, Fiat Linea T Jet Emotion is rather long and needs easy handling, which also means that it has to have a well built braking and suspension system. Both the front as well as the rear wheels of this elegant sedan is equipped with disc brakes that are very efficient and works perfectly well in any weather conditions. Apart from these, this luxury sedan has also been fitted with the advanced ABS (anti lock braking system) with the highly developed EBD (electronic brake force distribution) system as well to further enhance the braking system of this vehicle. Then again, the suspension system for the front axle has been incorporated with an independent wheel along with powerful helical coil springs and it also has the sturdy double acting telescopic dampers and stabilizer bars as well. While the rear wheel axle gets a torsion beam with helical coil springs and a similar double acting telescopic dampers and stabilizer bar as well. All these put together takes good care of the stability and balance of this sedan and helps in giving a trouble free driving experience to the passengers.
The list of comfort features fitted in this top end sedan include a tilt adjustable power steering that has mounted audio and Bluetooth controls to add to the convenience of the driver, all four power windows with the driver side window getting an auto down function. The ‘Follow Me Home’ head lamps, which remain on till the passengers have reached a distance add to the utility, a remote boot lid opener, the rear wind shield gets a defogger with an intelligent timer, an external temperature display in the instrument cluster, electrically adjustable external wing mirrors, a remote keyless entry along with a desmodronic foldable key, which also has a boot lid release button . Apart from all these, this beautiful sedan also has a powerful air conditioner unit that cools the entire cabin within no time and which has an automatic climate control along with rear AC vents for added comfort to the rear seat passengers. The sophisticated audio system comes equipped with an integrated CD player, Radio FM, USB interface and also Bluetooth connectivity for pairing mobile phones. Other comfort features include an adjustable driver’s seat and other advanced ‘My Car’ controls for giving the driver as well as the other passengers a marvelous and lavish drive. All these aspects put together makes this stylish and sleek looking premium sedan, one of the best in its own segment.
The Fiat Linea T Jet Emotion trim is a top quality sedan and has been bestowed with some very essential and vital safety features. Some of these features are best in class and takes care of the security of this magnificent sedan as well the passengers. The list of these safety and protective functions include an advanced fire safety system (FPS) for enhanced security, a double crank protection system that prevents engine damage, a driver seat belt notification lamp in the instrument cluster to always remind the driver of putting it on, an advanced ‘Fiat Code System’ engine immobilizer with a rolling code for improved protection of this premium sedan from any theft, an ABS with EBD for efficient braking, a set of three point ELR (emergency locking retractor system) seat belts with pretensioners and also load limiters along with a pair of dual stage front driver and side passenger airbag. Apart from all these vital protective aspects, there are some other features that further improvise the safety level of this striking luxurious sedan.
Pros: Eye-catching exteriors, luxuriant interiors and impressive features, a powerful petrol engine.
Cons: Mileage can be made better, price can be made more competitive.